The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 582 573 576
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 328 354 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 244 272 267
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,935 £60,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £110,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £66,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 319 £75,000 - 40
London -3 163 £87,500 +2.94% 22
South East +21 61 £75,000 +7.14% 6
City of London +16 29 £82,500 -15.38% 2
West Midlands +3 27 £63,299 -9.57% 1
Berkshire +23 25 £75,000 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire +2 19 £62,500 -9.09%
Hampshire +1 19 £75,000 +3.44%
South West -15 14 £60,000 -7.69% 3
Coventry -12 12 £70,000 -
East of England -31 12 £68,750 +4.16% 1
Shropshire - 9 £63,299 -
Telford - 9 £63,299 -
East Midlands +4 8 £68,750 -31.25% 3
North East -2 8 £61,117 +6.29%
Scotland +5 7 £75,000 +11.11% 1
Southampton +11 6 £60,500 +10.00%
Bedfordshire +5 6 £70,000 +12.00%
Wiltshire +4 6 £70,000 - 1
South Yorkshire +3 6 £95,000 +35.71%
North West +2 6 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Sheffield -2 6 £95,000 +35.71%
East Yorkshire - 6 £62,500 -
Slough - 6 £80,000 -
Hull - 6 £62,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £58,935 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £58,935 -
Kingston Upon Thames +13 5 £66,750 +9.87% 1
Somerset +8 5 £60,000 - 1
Cheshire +7 5 £57,500 -4.16% 2

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 306 (44.41%) Finance
2 189 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (21.63%) Banking
3 149 (21.63%) TOGAF
4 148 (21.48%) Java
5 143 (20.75%) Oracle
6 104 (15.09%) Middleware
7 103 (14.95%) .NET
8 102 (14.80%) Retail
9 96 (13.93%) Microsoft
10 94 (13.64%) SOA
11 89 (12.92%) Enterprise Architecture
12 88 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (12.77%) Windows
13 80 (11.61%) SQL Server
14 76 (11.03%) HTML
15 74 (10.74%) JavaScript
16 72 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
17 68 (9.87%) WebSphere
18 67 (9.72%) Scrum
18 67 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
19 66 (9.58%) Linux
19 66 (9.58%) IBM
20 64 (9.29%) TDD
20 64 (9.29%) Zachman Framework
21 63 (9.14%) E-Commerce
21 63 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
22 62 (9.00%) Web Services
22 62 (9.00%) Cisco
23 60 (8.71%) HTTP

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (9.87%) WebSphere
2 56 (8.13%) Apache
3 50 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 49 (7.11%) IIS
4 49 (7.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 44 (6.39%) Oracle Coherence
6 17 (2.47%) CMS
7 14 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
9 12 (1.74%) Node.js
10 11 (1.60%) Joomla!
11 9 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.16%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.02%) JBoss
13 7 (1.02%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.87%) Drupal
14 6 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.73%) MS Office
4 4 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (3.34%) RMDS
2 19 (2.76%) SAP FI
2 19 (2.76%) SAP FI/CO
2 19 (2.76%) SAP CO
3 18 (2.61%) SAP SCM
4 13 (1.89%) SAP HR
4 13 (1.89%) SAP LE
5 7 (1.02%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.73%) Magento
6 5 (0.73%) AWD
7 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.15%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.34%) SaaS
2 22 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.16%) PaaS
3 8 (1.16%) Office 365
3 8 (1.16%) IaaS
3 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.44%) Force.com
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.71%) LAN
1 60 (8.71%) HTTP
2 59 (8.56%) WAN
3 56 (8.13%) SAN
4 50 (7.26%) NAS
5 44 (6.39%) FCoE
5 44 (6.39%) Fibre Channel
5 44 (6.39%) Multicast
6 21 (3.05%) iSCSI
7 18 (2.61%) Firewall
8 16 (2.32%) Internet
9 9 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.02%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.87%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.73%) VoIP
12 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.73%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 67 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (7.26%) DB2
4 27 (3.92%) Hadoop
5 24 (3.48%) HBase
6 20 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.47%) Big Data
8 16 (2.32%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.18%) Relational Database
10 14 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.74%) OLAP
13 10 (1.45%) OLTP
13 10 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (1.31%) SAP BW
14 9 (1.31%) SAP BI
14 9 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.31%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
16 7 (1.02%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Maven
2 7 (1.02%) TeamCity
2 7 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.58%) Jasmine
4 4 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.58%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.58%) Ant
5 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.44%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.44%) Subversion
5 3 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.15%) MSTest
7 1 (0.15%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 306 (44.41%) Finance
2 149 (21.63%) Banking
3 102 (14.80%) Retail
4 28 (4.06%) Marketing
5 22 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.76%) Corporate Banking
8 13 (1.89%) Automotive
8 13 (1.89%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.16%) Legal
11 7 (1.02%) Back Office
11 7 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.73%) Military
13 4 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.58%) Games
14 3 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) Billing
16 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.09%) Middleware
2 103 (14.95%) .NET
3 76 (11.03%) HTML
4 62 (9.00%) Web Services
5 54 (7.84%) XML
6 44 (6.39%) CSS
7 42 (6.10%) ASP.NET
8 40 (5.81%) J2EE
9 33 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (4.21%) AngularJS
10 29 (4.21%) XSLT
11 28 (4.06%) HTML5
11 28 (4.06%) Oracle Fusion
12 25 (3.63%) REST
13 23 (3.34%) Ultra Messaging
13 23 (3.34%) Rendezvous
14 22 (3.19%) WCF
15 21 (3.05%) jQuery
16 20 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
17 16 (2.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.66%) User Experience
2 39 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 26 (3.77%) Data Integration
4 21 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
9 12 (1.74%) DataPower
9 12 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.60%) Online Banking
11 10 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.31%) Clustering
13 7 (1.02%) Visualisation
13 7 (1.02%) SWIFT
13 7 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.87%) Equities
14 6 (0.87%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.73%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.77%) Windows
2 66 (9.58%) Linux
3 54 (7.84%) Solaris
4 15 (2.18%) UNIX
5 6 (0.87%) AIX
5 6 (0.87%) SUSE
5 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.87%) CentOS
5 6 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.73%) Debian
6 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.15%) HPUX
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (21.63%) TOGAF
3 94 (13.64%) SOA
4 89 (12.92%) Enterprise Architecture
5 88 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
7 67 (9.72%) Scrum
8 64 (9.29%) TDD
8 64 (9.29%) Zachman Framework
9 63 (9.14%) E-Commerce
9 63 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
10 52 (7.55%) MVC
11 50 (7.26%) Analytics
12 49 (7.11%) Benchmarking
13 46 (6.68%) Project Management
14 42 (6.10%) Mentoring
15 41 (5.95%) Open Source
16 36 (5.22%) Technical Architecture
17 34 (4.93%) Line Management
18 32 (4.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 148 (21.48%) Java
2 74 (10.74%) JavaScript
3 57 (8.27%) C#
4 54 (7.84%) SQL
5 22 (3.19%) Python
6 20 (2.90%) PHP
7 8 (1.16%) C++
8 7 (1.02%) C
8 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.87%) Perl
9 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.73%) Korn
10 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.73%) ABAP
10 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.73%) Jython
11 4 (0.58%) VB
11 4 (0.58%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.44%) VB6
12 3 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (5.66%) Degree
2 19 (2.76%) CITP
3 12 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.31%) MCSE
5 8 (1.16%) ISEB
6 6 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.58%) MCITP
7 4 (0.58%) CISSP
7 4 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.44%) CCDA
8 3 (0.44%) CCNP
9 2 (0.29%) CCDP
9 2 (0.29%) CCA
9 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.29%) MCTS
9 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) COBIT
2 4 (0.58%) MiFID
2 4 (0.58%) EMIR
2 4 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 44 (6.39%) NFS
1 44 (6.39%) SRDF
2 37 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.92%) Xen
4 26 (3.77%) KVM
5 25 (3.63%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (2.03%) Active Directory
8 10 (1.45%) vSphere
9 7 (1.02%) XenServer
10 6 (0.87%) XenApp
11 5 (0.73%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.73%) pfSense
12 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (1.31%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.02%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 7 (1.02%) TeamSite
3 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.58%) OPNET
5 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.44%) Puppet
6 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 143 (20.75%) Oracle
2 96 (13.93%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.58%) IBM
4 62 (9.00%) Cisco
5 56 (8.13%) Intel
6 51 (7.40%) SAP
7 49 (7.11%) EMC
8 48 (6.97%) NetApp
9 46 (6.68%) VMware
10 41 (5.95%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (4.21%) TIBCO
12 25 (3.63%) Sybase
13 23 (3.34%) DataSynapse
14 19 (2.76%) Citrix
15 17 (2.47%) Google
16 15 (2.18%) Pega
17 14 (2.03%) hybris
18 13 (1.89%) F5
19 11 (1.60%) Juniper
20 9 (1.31%) HP
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum 10% bonus, pension, healthcare and h
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
Volaris Exec
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: €90000 - €100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 50,000- £70,000 + strong benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Salary: Package & Bonus.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and 15% bonu
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45 000 - £65 000 (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volaris Exec
Salary: £70000 - £125000 per annum + 20% bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 per week + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago